MA Creative Writing / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
MA
Duration
12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
Entry requirements

We normally expect students to have a First or Upper Second class honours degree or its overseas equivalent in a humanities-based subject area.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

Please note that we receive a large amount of applications for this course each year. You are advised to apply early in order to avoid disappointment.

How to apply

Please use our  Online Application Form  to apply. Once you register, you can search for the course to which you wish to apply and upload the required supporting documents towards the end of this process.

For references, please email the following link to your referees rather than use the PDF form on the application form:

References for master's applications

The reference will come directly from the referee and it will not matter if it comes to us before your application. You can refer to the following School page which offers some guidance in preparation of applying:     

http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/applying/

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MA Y Y N N

Course overview

  • Engage with practicing writers, leading editors and agents.
  • Become part of a network of alumni that includes Sophie Hannah, Susan Barker, Chris Killen, Rebecca Perry, Jess Moor and Joey Connolly.
  • Learn from a distinguished team that includes novelists Jeanette Winterson CBE, Ian McGuire, Beth Underdown and Kamila Shamsie, and poets John McAuliffe, Frances Leviston, Vona Groarke and Michael Schmidt.
  • Discover the rich literary fabric of Manchester, a UNESCO City of Literature, through our Literature Live reading series and partners such as Manchester Literature Festival, The Manchester Review, the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and local publishers.
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Creative writing

Open days

The next PGT Open Day will take place on  Wednesday, 6 November . The event will enable you to:

  • Get an overview of both the University as an institution and the School that houses the subject area in which you are interested.

  • Explore available funding options and find out how to apply.

  • Discover more about course content through subject specific talks or taster sessions.

  • Meet academics and current students and find out more about life as a postgraduate student at Manchester.

  • Find out more about our world-leading research.

For more information and to register for the Open Day, please visit the link below:

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/open-days-fairs/open-day/

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £19,000
  • MA (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

Each year the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures offer a number of  School awards  and  Subject-specific bursaries  (the values of which are usually set at Home/EU fees level), open to both Home/EU and international students. The deadline for these is early February each year. Details of all funding opportunities, including deadlines, eligibility and how to apply, can be found on the  School's funding page  where you can also find details of the Government Postgraduate Loan Scheme.

See also  the University's postgraduate funding database  to see if you are eligible for any other funding opportunities.

For University of Manchester graduates, the   Manchester Alumni Bursary  offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a 1st within the last three years and are progressing to a postgraduate taught masters course.

The   Manchester Master's Bursary   is a University-wide scheme that offers 100 bursaries worth £3,000 in funding for students from underrepresented groups.

Postgraduate 1+3 funding   is available from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for students to pursue postgraduate study through a master's (one year) leading into a PhD (3 years). It requires a project proposal as part of the application. Information is available here:

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
PG Taught Admissions
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 0322
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 3098
Email
Website
http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/centrefornewwriting/
School/Faculty

See: About us

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